A few weeks ago, I shared a list of my dreams for the future in a post here on my blog. I was thinking in terms of things that would probably happen a few years out, but here we are three weeks later…and one of my dreams is coming true.
I am getting my own line of milk paint! Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint!!
I hardly even know how to express my excitement. It’s too big for typed words on a screen. I’ve been giddy and planning and swimming through my thoughts about colors and packaging and a display and all of those things. I’ve never done any of this before, so it’ll be quite an adventure!
So, how did this happen? I was contacted by a milk paint company in Canada called Homestead House a few months ago. They sent me some of their paint to test and pitched the idea of working together at some point. With everything else going on, the paint just sat in my workshop. Recently, I started working with it and I love it! I thought, “This could be it – the opportunity to have my own line of milk paints.” A couple of exciting phone calls later and we have the ball rolling. We are hoping to launch the line in June!
I’m working on developing the line of 12 colors right now. It’s been fun selecting colors I like to use on my furniture and picking names for them. I’m stuck on naming a couple of the colors, so I’ll probably have a “name that color” contest soon to get some help. I’m also working with Reni and Laura on the labels and packaging for the paint, which has been such a great process so far. The paint will be sold in my space at Lucketts and also online. It’s in a powder form, so it’s easy and inexpensive to ship. I’ll be setting up an online shop soon, to sell the paint, t-shirts and some of my finds and creations. My parents are moving here in a couple of months and my dad is going to help me with managing the online shop and all of the shipping. I’ll also have short video tutorials on my blog, showing how to use the milk paint. I’ll hold your hand through everything from mixing the paint, using washing techniques, distressing, creating custom colors, and more. Crazy exciting, right?!?
I am so thankful to Homestead House Paint Company for giving me this opportunity. I am beyond thrilled!